The Nature Generation
February 17, 2010
I have served on the Executive Board of the Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF) for almost 3 years. I have worked in the environmental management consulting industry for more than 25 years. I work for a global environmental management and engineering consulting firm called Tetra Tech. NMF's mission is to inspire our nation's youth to be responsible environmental stewards. NMF is led by Amy Marasco (President) and an Executive and Technical Board made up of professionals who are passionately dedicated to teaching our youth about environmental stewardship and whose life long careers have involved protecting the environment and promoting responsible environmental stewardship. NMF specifically focuses its programs on our youth to inspire the next generation to be good environmental stewards. NMF has many wonderful programs including the nationally acclaimed Green Earth Literature and Book Award; Field It - a school habitat and outdoor classroom program; and EnGAUGEit - a program that encourages drivers to regularly check their care time pressure - saving money, saving lives, and protecting the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
NMF is a lean organization that is highly effective in leveraging its funds and programs to maximize the impact of every dollar it spends. Amy and the NMF staff are highly committed to making a difference in this world. I am honored to serve on NMF's Executive Board and I highly recommend getting involved with the NMF if you are excited about the potential to teach and inspire the next generation to be responsible environmental stewards.
Mark F. Johnson
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
by serving on the Executive Board and participating directly in various programs.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help it to obtain more funding to grow its wonderful environmental programs for youth.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
helping to teach the next generation about environmental stewardship.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
highly dedicated to NMF's mission of inspiring responsible environmental stewardship.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
have a broader impact in the United States to teach youth around the country to be responsible environmental stewards.
Ways to make it better...
Could not be better!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
obtaining additional funds to broaden the impact of their programs nationally.
One thing I'd also say is that...
This is a great foundation with a highly dedicated President and staff who work hard everyday to teach our youth about environmental stewardship.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Serve on the Executive Board.